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Monster Mash: Possible Caravaggio painting identified; new Tony Award committee members

July 19, 2010 |  7:57 am


-- Long-lost masterpiece?: A painting discovered in Rome, titled " The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence," could be the work of Renaissance artist Caravaggio. (Reuters, via Washington Post)

-- Joining the club: The nominating committee for the 2011 Tony Awards features some new members, such as director Michael Greif, playwright-director Moises Kaufman and actor Andre De Shields. (Playbill)

-- Unveiled: A newly restored "The Gross Clinic," by Thomas Eakins, is set to go on display. (New York Times)

-- Legal ruling: A federal judge has upheld a recent New York City regulation that caps the number of art vendors allowed in Manhattan's busiest parks. (NY1)

-- Hitting the market: A corporation has gone public with China's first openly traded art portfolio. (ArtInfo)

-- Big bucks: Conductor Lorin Maazel was paid $3.3 million for his final season at the New York Philharmonic. (New York Times)

-- Out of tune: Confusion reigns at the Honolulu Symphony, where musicians are denying a report that claims they have resigned. (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

-- Stage and screen: James Gammon, a screen actor and co-founder of the MET Theater, has died at age 70. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Vocal legend: The world's oldest opera singer, the Cantonese Opera's Luo Pinchao, has died at age 98. (Associated Press)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the LAUSD's project at the site of the former Ambassador Hotel; art collecting has attained a new level of scholarly study.

-- David Ng

Photo: "The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence," which could be a work by Caravaggio. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano / Reuters